Thursday, June 25, 2015

Outline of June 2015 NCC-Mac Meeting

NCC-Mac June 2015 Meeting

Announcements
If you're a new attendee, please give us your email address so you'll be able to get meeting announcements.
Some of Apple's software updated since our last meeting
HP Printer Drivers v3.1 for OS X
This download includes the latest HP printing and scanning software for OS X Lion or later.

For information about supported printer models, see: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3669#HP

Post Date: Jun 18, 2015

File Size: 573.3 MB

System Requirements
OS X Lion or later
Epson Printer Drivers v3.1 for OS X
This update installs the latest software for your EPSON printer or scanner for OS X Yosemite, OS X Mavericks, OS X Mountain Lion, and OS X Lion.

For more information about printing and scanning software, see http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3669#epson

Post Date: Jun 18, 2015

File Size: 1.22 GB

System Requirements
OS X Yosemite 10.10 and later
OS X Mavericks 10.9 and later
OS X Mountain Lion 10.8 and later
OS X Lion 10.7 and later
iMovie 10.0 9
Compatibility
OS X 10.10.2 or later

What's New
• Addresses compatibility with video clips exported from GoPro Studio using the CineForm codec
• Fixes an issue that could cause iMovie to quit unexpectedly when sharing to YouTube
iTunes U 3.0 (iOS)
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.3 or later

What's New
This update includes the following features:
• Students can hand in their homework assignments
• Annotate PDF assignments directly in iTunes U
• Instructors can grade and track student progress with an integrated grade book
• Private one-on-one conversations between students and instructors 
• Include multiple attachments per assignment
The next meeting will be held Thursday, July 30, 2015, 4:30 PM at the Langlois Library.
(subject to confirmation)
WWDC’15
Chris’s Brief Highlights
Cult of Mac’s Supercut
From IDG.tv
What Apple didn't announce at WWDC | Macworld

Q&A, General Discussion

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Revisions for Dropbox

I just read a very enthusiastic review of a new (to me) free app called Revisions. If you've ever wondered what Dropbox is doing "under the hood," Revisions will tell you. It is able to look back 30 days (for most users) and tell you what you've added/deleted/modified, and if you want, you can restore or download that old stuff. Think of it as Time Machine for Dropbox.

Here is a link to Michael E. Cohen's full review at TidBITS. It goes into much more detail than my one paragraph blurb. It's well worth reading.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

NCC-Mac June 2015 Meeting Announcement

The next meeting of the North Curry County Macintosh Users is Thursday, June 25, 4:30 PM at the Langlois Library.

This month's topic is Apple's World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC'15): two brief summaries and a Macworld editorial.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Animation of NCC-Mac May 2015 slideshow

I've posted an animation of the May 2015 NCC-Mac slideshow to the group's Google+ page. You can use the link in the right column of this page to access it.

Outline of May 2015 NCC-Mac Meeting

NCC-Mac May 2015 Meeting

Announcements
If you're a new attendee, please give us your email address so you'll be able to get meeting announcements.
Some of Apple's software updated since our last meeting
Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 6.04
This update adds RAW image compatibility for the following cameras to OS X Yosemite:

       • Canon EOS 5DS
       • Canon EOS 5DS R
       • Canon EOS Rebel T6i / 750D / Kiss X8i
       • Canon EOS Rebel T6s / 760D / Kiss 8000D
       • Fujifilm X-A2
       • Hasselblad CFV-50c
       • Hasselblad H5D-50c
       • Leica C (Typ 112)
       • Nikon 1 S2
       • Nikon D7200
       • Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II
       • Panasonic LUMIX CM1
       • Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GF7
       • Pentax MX-1

For more information on supported RAW formats, see http://support.apple.com/kb/HT6476.

Post Date: May 4, 2015
File Size: 7.7 MB
System Requirements
OS X 10.10 or later
Safari 8.0.6, Safari 7.1.6, and Safari 6.2.6
Security Updates
Available for:
OS X Yosemite v10.10.3
OS X Mavericks v10.9.5
OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.5
Xcode 6.3.2
May 18 '15
What's New
Xcode 6.3.2 improves stability and fixes an issue that could result in slow compile times for complex Swift projects.
Remote Desktop Client Update 3.8.4
…overall reliability, stability and compatibility.
The next meeting will be held Thursday, June 25, 2015, 4:30 PM at the Langlois Library.
(subject to confirmation)
iPhoto Library Upgrader
iPhoto Library Manager
$29.95 fatcatsoftware.com
(PowerPhotos is currently free with purchase of iPhoto Library Manager)
Photos Import
Drag media items from iPhoto to Photos

Q&A, General Discussion

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

NCC-Mac May 2015 Meeting Announcement

Sorry for the late announcement. I must've gotten thrown by the holiday weekend.

The next meeting of the North Curry County Macintosh Users is Thursday, May 28, 4:30 PM at the Langlois Library.

This month's topics are all Photos.app related:  "iPhoto Library Upgrader," "iPhoto Library Manager," "Photos Import (part deux)" and a nifty Photos import shortcut I discovered by accident.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Extra Stuff from April 2015 NCC-Mac Meeting

First off, here is a link to view the slideshow of the April 2015 NCC-Mac meeting.

Second, I promised some scripts you can use with the new Photos.app.

These scripts go a few levels down in your local Library folder. In Finder go to your Home directory (the one with the little house icon). If you see a folder called Library, fine. If not, go to the View menu and select Show View Options. Check the Show Library Folder checkbox.

Download Photos.zip from my Dropbox. Double-click to unzip the Photos folder. Put that folder on your Desktop for now.

Now go back to your Home directory. Double-click Library folder. Double-click Scripts folder.

If you see an Applications folder in Scripts, fine. If not, go to the File menu and select New Folder. Name that new folder Applications. Double-click Applications folder.

Drag the Photos folder from your Desktop into your Finder window (Applications).

Double-click Photos folder. Double-click Photos Buddy.worlflow. (Photos may launch.) Photos Buddy.workflow will open in Automator. While Holding down the Option key, select Save As… from the File menu. At the bottom of the Save dialog, in the File Format popup menu, choose Application. Save Photos Buddy.app to your /Applications folder. Later you can drag it to your Dock. Quit Automator.

Whew! This is getting pretty complicated!

Back in your ~/Library/Scripts/Applications/Photos folder, Double-click Copy ALL Filenames to Titles.scpt. It will open in Script Editor. From the Script Editor menu, select Preferences…. Under General, make sure that Show Script menu in menu bar is checked. Quit Script Editor.

Copy ALL Filenames to Titles does what its name implies in the currently open Photos Library.

Photos Buddy lets you select which Photos Library to open. (If you have only one Photos Library, Photos Buddy has no useful function that I can imagine.)